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From NPR News in Washington, I am Jack Speer.

 

On the fourth day of an intense fighting between Iraqi forces and Shiite militia loyal to Muqtada Al-Sadr, the US has increasingly been sucked into the conflict. NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston reports from Baghdad.

 

Amid reports that the Iraqi security services in Basra and Baghdad were having trouble fighting followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr, coalition forces swept in. In the Mahdi army stronghold of Sadr city, an US chopper came in firing Hellfire missiles, after Iraqi forces called for help. Down south, in the oil-rich city of Basra, US pilots conducted their first air strikes. They bombed some areas of Basra after Iraqi forces called for reinforcements. One official said security forces have been surprised by the resistance they've encountered from Sadr’s forces. The concern at this point is that the US help will draw the US and its allies into an internal battle between Shiites in Iraq. Dina Temple-Raston, NPR news, Baghdad.

 

At a White House news conference today, following a meeting with the prime minister of Australia, President Bush termed the decision by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki to launch an offensive in Basra "conformation of his leadership capabilities". President described the situation in Iraq as a defining moment in the history of Iraq. Mr. Bush also said that while conditions there are dangerous, he said it does not alter the administration’s mission in the region.

 

Barack Obama picked up an endorsement in Pennsylvania today. The state’s junior Senator Democrat Bob Casey said he is now backing the Illinois senator. Casey made the announcement standing with Obama in Pittsburgh. He also planned to appear with Obama at other events in the state which holds a Democratic primary April 22nd. NPR’s David Greene has more.

 

Hillary Clinton’s been leading in the polls in Pennsylvania and she enjoys support from big name Democrats like Governor Ed Rendell and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, but Senator Bob Casey decided to go another direction.

 

"I believe in my heart that there’s one person who’s uniquely qualified to lead us in a new direction and that’s Barack Obama."

 

Casey favors gun rights and he also opposes abortion and some of the people who supported him, Catholics and working-class white voters, are groups Obama has struggled to win over in other states. Before endorsing Obama Casey said he gave Hillary Clinton a heads-up by phone. Casey also had some kind words for Clinton in the speech, calling her a great leader. David Greene, NPR News, Washington.

 

Federal Reserve has announced plans to auction off another 100 billion dollars to troubled commercial banks as it seeks to get the still largely frozen credit markets unstuck. The Fed, which to the end of this month has already provided more than a quarter of a trillion dollars in liquidity to banks do short-term loans, says it plans to auction off the additional capital to banks next month.

 

A tough end of the week for Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 86 points today, for the week the Dow lost just over 1 percent.

 

This is NPR News.

 

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke is scheduled to meet next week with House Republican leaders while he'll discuss the current problems baffling the US economy. House minority leader John Banner said today the meeting with the Fed Chairman will focus on the threat posed by the slowdown in the housing market. The meeting has tentatively been scheduled for next Tuesday.

 

In the City of Brotherly Love, they appeared to be taking a somewhat unique approach to the housing crisis. Philadelphia Sheriff John Green announced today the city plans to halt sales of foreclosed properties in April in an effort to give struggling homeowners some relief. Green said the city will also seek a court order extending a moratorium on the sales of foreclosed upon properties for an as-yet-unspecified time.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News, in Washington.

 

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Homework

From NPR news in Washington, I am Jack Speer.

 

On the 4th day of intense fighting between Iraqi forces and Shiite militias royal to Muqtada Al-Sadr, the US has increasing been sucked into the conflict. NPR’s Dina Temper-Raston reports from Bagdad.

A Mid report said the Iraqi security services in Basra and Bagdad were having trouble fighting followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr, coalition forces swept in. in the Mahdi army stronghold of southern city, an US * came in firing hail fire missiles, after Iraqi forces called for help. Down south, in the city of Basry, US pilots conduct their first air strikes. They boomed some areas of Basra after Iraqi forces called for reinforcement. One official says the security forces had been surprised by the resistant saving counters from Sadr’s forces. The concern at this point is that the US help will draw the US and its alliance into an eternal battle between Shiites and Iraq. Dina Temper-Raston, NPR news, Bagdad.

 

At a White House news conference today, following a meeting with the prime minister of Australia, President Bush termed the decision by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki to launch an offensive in Basra, conformation of his leadership capabilities. President describe the situation in Iraq as a fighting moment in history of Iraq. Mr. Bush also said that while conditions there are dangerous, he says it does not alter the administration’s mission in the region.

 

Barak Obama picked up an endorsement in Pennsylvania today. The state’s junior Senator Democrat Bob Casey says he is now backing the Illinois senator. Casey made the announcement standing with Obama in Pittsburgh. He also planned to appear with Obama in other events in the state which hold to the Democratic primary April 22nd. NPR’s David Greene has more.

Hillary Clinton’s been leading the polls in Pennsylvania and she enjoys support from big name Democrats like Governor and Philadelphia Mayor Michael , but Senator Bob Casey decided to go another direction.

I believe in my heart that there’s one person who’s uniquely qualified to lead this Senate of direction and that’s Barak Obama.

Casey favors gun rights and he also opposes abortion and some of the people who support him Catholics and working class white voters are groups Obama has struggled to win over in other states. Before endorsing Obama Casey said he give Hillary Clinton a heads-up by phone and Casey also has some kind words to her in his speech, calling her a great leader. David Greene, NPR news, Washington.

 

Federal Reserve has announced plans to option off another 100 billion dollars to troubled commercial banks as it seeks to get the largely frozen credit markets unstuck. The Fed which to the end of this month has already provided more than a quarter of trillion dollars in the liquidity for bank to short-term loans, says it plans to option off the additional capitals to banks next month. A tough end of the week for Wall Street, the Dow Joans Industry Average fell 86 points today, for the week the Dow just lost over 1 percent. 

 

This is NPR news.

 

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke is scheduled to meet next week the House Republican leaders with whom he will discuss the current problems baffling the US economy. House minority John Banner says today the meeting with Fed Chairman will focus on by the threat posed by the slowdown in the housing market. The meeting has been tentatively scheduled for next Tuesday.

 

From the city of *, there appeared to be taking a somewhat unique approach to the housing crisis, sheriff John Green announces today the city plans to hold sales of the foreclosed properties in April as an effort to give the struggling homeowners some relief. Means, the city will also seek to a court ordering extending a moratorium on sales of foreclosed properties, but it yet at an unspecified time.

 

I am Jack Speer, NPR news in Washington.

 

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Homework

From NPR news in Washington, I am Jack Speer.

 

On the 4th day of intense fighting between Iraqi forces and Shiite militias royal to Muqtada Al-Sadr, the US has increasing been sucked into the conflict. NPR’s Dina Temper-Raston reports from Bagdad.

A Mid report said the Iraqi security services in Basra and Bagdad were having trouble fighting followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr, coalition forces swept in. in the Mahdi army stronghold of southern city, an US chopper came in firing hellfire missiles, after Iraqi forces called for help. Down south, in the city of Basry, US pilots conduct their first air strikes. They boomed some areas of Basra after Iraqi forces called for reinforcement. One official says the security forces had been surprised by the resistance they have encountered from Sadr’s forces. The concern at this point is that the US help will draw the US and its alliance into an internal battle between Shiites and Iraq. Dina Temper-Raston, NPR news, Bagdad.

 

At a White House news conference today, following a meeting with the prime minister of Australia, President Bush termed the decision by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki to launch an offensive in Basra, conformation of his leadership capabilities. President describe the situation in Iraq as a fining moment in history of Iraq. Mr. Bush also said that while conditions there are dangerous, he says it does not alter the administration’s mission in the region.

 

Barak Obama picked up an endorsement in Pennsylvania today. The state’s junior Senator Democrat Bob Casey says he is now backing the Illinois senator. Casey made the announcement standing with Obama in Pittsburgh. He also planned to appear with Obama in other events in the state which hold to the Democratic primary April 22nd. NPR’s David Greene has more.

 

Hillary Clinton’s been leading the polls in Pennsylvania and she enjoys support from big name Democrats like Governor and Philadelphia Mayor Michael , but Senator Bob Casey decided to go another direction.

I believe in my heart that there’s one person who’s uniquely qualified to lead this Senate of direction and that’s Barak Obama.

Casey favors gun rights and he also opposes abortion and some of the people who support him Catholics and working class white voters are groups Obama has struggled to win over in other states. Before endorsing Obama Casey said he give Hillary Clinton a heads-up by phone and Casey also has some kind words to her in his speech, calling her a great leader. David Greene, NPR news, Washington.

 

Federal Reserve has announced plans to auction off another 100 billion dollars to troubled commercial banks as it seeks to get the still largely frozen credit markets unstuck. The Fed which to the end of this month has already provided more than a quarter of trillion dollars in the liquidity for bank to short-term loans, says it plans to auction off the additional capitals to banks next month. A tough end of the week for Wall Street, the Dow Joans Industry Average fell 86 points today, for the week the Dow just lost over 1 percent. 

 

This is NPR news.

 

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke is scheduled to meet next week the House Republican leaders with whom he will discuss the current problems baffling the US economy. House minority John Banner says today the meeting with Fed Chairman will focus on by the threat posed by the slowdown in the housing market. The meeting has been tentatively scheduled for next Tuesday.

 

From the city of "brotherly love", there appeared to be taking a somewhat unique approach to the housing crisis, sheriff John Green announces today the city plans to hold sales of the foreclosed properties in April as an effort to give the struggling homeowners some relief . Means, the city will also seek to a court ordering extending a moratorium on sales of foreclosed pawn properties, for it's yet an unspecified time.

 

I am Jack Speer, NPR news in Washington.

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From NPR News in Washington, I am Jack Speer.


On the fourth day of an intense fighting between Iraqi forces and Shiite militia/ loyal to Muqtada Al-Sadr, the US has increasingly been sucked into the conflict. NPR’s Dina Temper-Raston reports from Baghdad.


A Mid report said the Iraqi security services in Basra and Baghdad were having trouble fighting followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr, coalition forces swept in. In the Mahdi army stronghold of Sadr city, an US chopper came in firing Hellfire missiles, after Iraqi forces called for help. Down south, in the oil-rich city of Basry, US pilots conducted their first air strikes. They bombed some areas of Basra after Iraqi forces called for reinforcements. One official said the security forces had been surprised by the resistantce they've encountered from Sadr’s forces. The concern at this point is that the US help will draw the US and its allies into an internal battle between Shiites in Iraq. Dina Temper-Raston, NPR news, Baghdad.


At a White House news conference today, following a meeting with the prime minister of Australia, President Bush termed the decision by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki to launch an offensive in Basra conformation of his leadership capabilities. President described the situation in Iraq as a defining moment in the history of Iraq. Mr. Bush also said that while conditions there are dangerous, he said it does not alter the administration’s mission in the region.


Barack Obama picked up an endorsement in Pennsylvania today. The state’s junior Senator Democrat Bob Casey said he is now backing the Illinois senator. Casey made the announcement standing with Obama in Pittsburgh. He also planned to appear with

Obama in other events in the state which hold to the Democratic primary April 22nd. NPR’s David Greene has more.


Hillary Clinton’s been leading in the polls in Pennsylvania and she enjoys support from big-name Democrats like Governor Ed Rendel and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, but Senator Bob Casey decided to go another direction.



"I believe in my heart that there’s one person who’s uniquely qualified to lead us in a new direction and that’s Barack Obama."



Casey favors gun rights and he also opposes abortion and some of the people who've supported him Catholics and working-class white voters are groups Obama has struggled to win over in other states. Before endorsing, Obama Casey said he gave Hillary Clinton a heads-up by phone and Casey also had some kind words for Clinton in the speech, calling her a great leader. David Greene, NPR News, Washington.


Federal Reserve has announced plans to auction off another 100 billion dollars to troubled commercial banks as it seeks to get the still largely frozen credit markets unstuck. The Fed, which to the end of this month has already provided more than a quarter of trillion dollars in the liquidity to banks to short-term loans, says it plans to auction off the additional capital/ to banks next month. A tough end of the week for Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industry Average fell 86 points today, for the week the Dow lost just over 1 percent.


This is NPR News.


Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke is scheduled to meet next week with / House Republican leaders while he'll discuss the current problems baffling the US economy. House minority leader John Banner said today the meeting with Fed Chairman will focus on / the threat posed by the slowdown in the housing market. The meeting has / tentatively been scheduled for next Tuesday.


From the City of Brotherly Love(费城), there appeared to be taking a somewhat unique approach to the housing crisis, Philadelphia Sheriff John Green announced today the city plans to hold sales of the foreclosed properties in April in an effort to give / struggling homeowners some relief. Green said the city will also seek / a court order/ extending a moratorium on the sales of foreclosed properties for this yet / unspecified time.


I am Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.
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From NPR News in Washington, I am Jack Speer.

 

 

On the fourth day of an intense fighting between Iraqi forces and Shiite militia/ loyal to Muqtada Al-Sadr, the US has increasingly been sunked into the conflict. NPR’s Dina Temper-Raston reports from Baghdad.

 


A Mid report said the Iraqi security services in Basra and Baghdad were having trouble fighting followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr, coalition forces swept in. In the Mahdi army stronghold of Sadr city, an US chopper came in firing Hellfire missiles, after Iraqi forces called for help. Down south, in the oil-rich city of Basry, US pilots conducted their first air strikes. They bombed some areas of Basra after Iraqi forces called for reinforcements. One official said the security forces had been surprised by the resistantce they've encountered from Sadr’s forces. The concern at this point is that the US help will draw the US and its allies into an internal battle between Shiites in Iraq. Dina Temper-Raston, NPR news, Baghdad.

 

 

At a White House news conference today, following a meeting with the prime minister of Australia, President Bush termed the decision by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki to launch an offensive in Basra conformation of his leadership capabilities. President described the situation in Iraq as a defining moment in the history of Iraq. Mr. Bush also said that while conditions there are dangerous, he said it does not alter the administration’s mission in the region.

 

 

Barack Obama picked up an endorsement in Pennsylvania today. The state’s junior Senator Democrat Bob Casey said he is now backing the Illinois senator. Casey made the announcement standing with Obama in Pittsburgh. He also planned to appear with

Obama in other events in the state which hold to the Democratic primary April 22nd. NPR’s David Greene has more.

 


Hillary Clinton’s been leading in the polls in Pennsylvania and she enjoys support from big-name Democrats like Governor Ed Rendel and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, but Senator Bob Casey decided to go another direction.

 

 


"I believe in my heart that there’s one person who’s uniquely qualified to lead us in a new direction and that’s Barack Obama."

 

 


Casey favors gun rights and he also opposes abortion and some of the people who've supported him Catholics and working-class white voters are groups Obama has struggled to win over in other states. Before endorsing, Obama Casey said he gave Hillary Clinton a heads-up by phone and Casey also had some kind words for Clinton in the speech, calling her a great leader. David Greene, NPR News, Washington.

 

 

Federal Reserve has announced plans to auction off another 100 billion dollars to troubled commercial banks as it seeks to get the still largely frozen credit markets unstuck. The Fed, which to the end of this month has already provided more than a quarter of trillion dollars in the liquidity to banks to short-term loans, says it plans to auction off the additional capital/ to banks next month. A tough end of the week for Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industry Average fell 86 points today, for the week the Dow lost just over 1 percent.

 

 

This is NPR News.

 

 

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke is scheduled to meet next week with / House Republican leaders while he'll discuss the current problems baffling the US economy. House minority leader John Banner said today the meeting with Fed Chairman will focus on / the threat posed by the slowdown in the housing market. The meeting has / tentatively been scheduled for next Tuesday.

 

 

From the City of Brotherly Love(费城), there appeared to be taking a somewhat unique approach to the housing crisis, Philadelphia Sheriff John Green announced today the city plans to hold sales of the foreclosed properties in April in an effort to give / struggling homeowners some relief. Green said the city will also seek / a court order/ extending a moratorium on the sales of foreclosed properties for this yet / unspecified time.

 

 

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From NPR News in Washington, I am Jack Speer.

 

On the fourth day of an intense fighting between Iraqi forces and Shiite militia/ loyal to Muqtada Al-Sadr, the US has increasingly been sucked into the conflict. NPR’s Dina Temper-Raston reports from Baghdad.

 

 A Mid report said the Iraqi security services in Basra and Baghdad were having trouble fighting followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr, coalition forces swept in. In the Mahdi army stronghold of Sadr city, an US chopper came in firing Hellfire missiles, after Iraqi forces called for help. Down south, in the oil-rich city of Basra, US pilots conducted their first air strikes. They bombed some areas of Basra after Iraqi forces called for reinforcements. One official said the security forces had been surprised by the resistance they've encountered from Sadr’s forces. The concern at this point is that the US help will draw the US and its allies into an internal battle between Shiites in Iraq. Dina Temper-Raston, NPR news, Baghdad.

 

At a White House news conference today, following a meeting with the prime minister of Australia, President Bush termed the decision by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki to launch an offensive in Basra conformation of his leadership capabilities. President described the situation in Iraq as a defining moment in the history of Iraq. Mr. Bush also said that while conditions there are dangerous, he said it does not alter the administration’s mission in the region.

Barack Obama picked up an endorsement in Pennsylvania today. The state’s junior Senator Democrat Bob Casey said he is now backing the Illinois senator. Casey made the announcement standing with Obama in Pittsburgh. He also planned to appear with Obama in other events in the state which holds its Democratic primary April 22nd. NPR’s David Greene has more.

Hillary Clinton’s been leading in the polls in Pennsylvania and she enjoys support from big-name Democrats like Governor Ed Rendel and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, but Senator Bob Casey decided to go another direction.

 

"I believe in my heart that there’s one person who’s uniquely qualified to lead us in a new direction and that’s Barack Obama."

Casey favors gun rights and he also opposes abortion and some of the people who've supported him Catholics and working-class white voters are groups Obama has struggled to win over in other states. Before endorsing Obama Casey said he gave Hillary Clinton a heads-up by phone and Casey also had some kind words for Clinton in the speech, calling her a great leader. David Greene, NPR News, Washington.

Federal Reserve has announced plans to auction off another 100 billion dollars to troubled commercial banks as it seeks to get the still largely frozen credit markets unstuck. The Fed, which to the end of this month has already provided more than a quarter of trillion dollars in the liquidity to banks to short-term loans, says it plans to auction off the additional capital/ to banks next month. A tough end of the week for Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industry Average fell 86 points today, for the week the Dow lost just over 1 percent.

 This is NPR News.

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke is scheduled to meet next week with / House Republican leaders while he'll discuss the current problems baffling the US economy. House minority leader John Banner said today the meeting with Fed Chairman will focus on / the threat posed by the slowdown in the housing market. The meeting has / tentatively been scheduled for next Tuesday.

 

From the City of Brotherly Love(费城), there appeared to be taking a somewhat unique approach to the housing crisis, Philadelphia Sheriff John Green announced today the city plans to hold sales of the foreclosed properties in April in an effort to give / struggling homeowners some relief. Green said the city will also seek / a court order/ extending a moratorium on the sales of foreclosed properties for this yet / unspecified time.

 

 

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From NPR News in Washington, I am Jack Speer.

 

On the fourth day of an intense fighting between Iraqi forces and Shiite militia loyal to Muqtada Al-Sadr, the US has increasingly been sucked into the conflict. NPR’s Dina Temper-Raston reports from Baghdad.

 

 A Mid report said the Iraqi security services in Basra and Baghdad were having trouble fighting followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr, coalition forces swept in. In the Mahdi army stronghold of Sadr city, an US chopper came in firing Hellfire missiles, after Iraqi forces called for help. Down south, in the oil-rich city of Basra, US pilots conducted their first air strikes. They bombed some areas of Basra after Iraqi forces called for reinforcements. One official said / security forces have been surprised by the resistance they've encountered from Sadr’s forces. The concern at this point is that the US help will draw the US and its allies into an internal battle between Shiites in Iraq. Dina Temper-Raston, NPR news, Baghdad.

 

At a White House news conference today, following a meeting with the prime minister of Australia, President Bush termed the decision by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki to launch an offensive in Basra conformation of his leadership capabilities. President described the situation in Iraq as a defining moment in the history of Iraq. Mr. Bush also said that while conditions there are dangerous, he said it does not alter the administration’s mission in the region.

 

Barack Obama picked up an endorsement in Pennsylvania today. The state’s junior Senator Democrat Bob Casey said he is now backing the Illinois senator. Casey made the announcement standing with Obama in Pittsburgh. He also planned to appear with Obama at other events in the state which hold to Democratic primary April 22nd. NPR’s David Greene has more.

Hillary Clinton’s been leading in the polls in Pennsylvania and she enjoys support from big-name Democrats like Governor Ed Rendel and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, but Senator Bob Casey decided to go another direction.

 

"I believe in my heart that there’s one person who’s uniquely qualified to lead us in a new direction and that’s Barack Obama."

 

Casey favors gun rights and he also opposes abortion and some of the people who've supported him Catholics and working-class white voters are groups Obama has struggled to win over in other states. Before endorsing Obama Casey said he gave Hillary Clinton a heads-up by phone and Casey also had some kind words for Clinton in the speech, calling her a great leader. David Greene, NPR News, Washington.

 

Federal Reserve has announced plans to auction off another 100 billion dollars to troubled commercial banks as it seeks to get the still largely frozen credit markets unstuck. The Fed, which to the end of this month has already provided more than a quarter of a trillion dollars in the liquidity to banks to short-term loans, says it plans to auction off the additional capital to banks next month. A tough end of the week for Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 86 points today, for the week the Dow lost just over 1 percent.

 

 This is NPR News.

 

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke is scheduled to meet next week with House Republican leaders while he'll discuss the current problems baffling the US economy. House minority leader John Banner said today the meeting with the Fed Chairman will focus on the threat posed by the slowdown in the housing market. The meeting has tentatively been scheduled for next Tuesday.

 

From the City of Brotherly Love(费城), there appeared to be taking a somewhat unique approach to the housing crisis, Philadelphia Sheriff John Green announced today the city plans to hold sales of the foreclosed properties in April in an effort to give struggling homeowners some relief. Green said the city will also seek a court order extending a moratorium on the sales of foreclosed properties for its yet unspecified time.

 

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From NPR News in Washington, I am Jack Speer.

 

On the fourth day of an intense fighting between Iraqi forces and Shiite militia loyal to Muqtada Al-Sadr, the US has increasingly been sucked into the conflict. NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston reports from Baghdad.

 

Amid reports that the Iraqi security services in Basra and Baghdad were having trouble fighting followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr, coalition forces swept in. In the Mahdi army stronghold of Sadr city, an US chopper came in firing Hellfire missiles, after Iraqi forces called for help. Down south, in the oil-rich city of Basra, US pilots conducted their first air strikes. They bombed some areas of Basra after Iraqi forces called for reinforcements. One official said security forces have been surprised by the resistance they've encountered from Sadr’s forces. The concern at this point is that the US help will draw the US and its allies into an internal battle between Shiites in Iraq. Dina Temple-Raston, NPR news, Baghdad.

 

At a White House news conference today, following a meeting with the prime minister of Australia, President Bush termed the decision by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki to launch an offensive in Basra "conformation of his leadership capabilities". President described the situation in Iraq as a defining moment in the history of Iraq. Mr. Bush also said that while conditions there are dangerous, he said it does not alter the administration’s mission in the region.

 

Barack Obama picked up an endorsement in Pennsylvania today. The state’s junior Senator Democrat Bob Casey said he is now backing the Illinois senator. Casey made the announcement standing with Obama in Pittsburgh. He also planned to appear with Obama at other events in the state which holds a Democratic primary April 22nd. NPR’s David Greene has more.

 

Hillary Clinton’s been leading in the polls in Pennsylvania and she enjoys support from big name Democrats like Governor Ed Rendell and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, but Senator Bob Casey decided to go another direction.

 

"I believe in my heart that there’s one person who’s uniquely qualified to lead us in a new direction and that’s Barack Obama."

 

Casey favors gun rights and he also opposes abortion and some of the people who / supported him, Catholics and working-class white voters, are groups Obama has struggled to win over in other states. Before endorsing Obama Casey said he gave Hillary Clinton a heads-up by phone./ Casey also had some kind words for Clinton in the speech, calling her a great leader. David Greene, NPR News, Washington.

 

Federal Reserve has announced plans to auction off another 100 billion dollars to troubled commercial banks as it seeks to get the still largely frozen credit markets unstuck. The Fed, which to the end of this month has already provided more than a quarter of a trillion dollars in / liquidity to banks do short-term loans, says it plans to auction off the additional capital to banks next month.

 

A tough end of the week for Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 86 points today, for the week the Dow lost just over 1 percent.

 

This is NPR News.

 

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke is scheduled to meet next week with House Republican leaders while he'll discuss the current problems baffling the US economy. House minority leader John Banner said today the meeting with the Fed Chairman will focus on the threat posed by the slowdown in the housing market. The meeting has tentatively been scheduled for next Tuesday.

 

In the City of Brotherly Love, they appeared to be taking a somewhat unique approach to the housing crisis. Philadelphia Sheriff John Green announced today the city plans to halt sales of / foreclosed properties in April in an effort to give struggling homeowners some relief. Green said the city will also seek a court order extending a moratorium on the sales of foreclosed upon properties for its yet unspecified time.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News, in Washington.

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